Ashington CFC’s Michael Laws is in buoyant mood as he prepares to face his former club Spennymoor on Saturday when the curtain goes up on the new Ebac Northern League season.
Thirty-year-old Laws, a courier driver who joined the Woodhorn Lane in the close season, is hoping to help deliver the goods for his new side against the Moors – and is confident they can claim a result come the final whistle.
“I’m looking forward to going back to Spennymoor,” he said.
“I needed a new challenge and whilst it will be nice to see some old faces again, it’s not going to change the fact that I believe we can go to the Brewery Field and get a result.”
Last season’s FA Vase winners beat Whitley Bay last Saturday to lift the JR Cleator Cup.
Whilst Ashington supporters realise their outfit could not have faced a sterner challenge on the opening day, Laws is convinced that the Durham club will feel exactly the same way.
He added: “All games are tough. We know they are a good side and they have proved it over the last three to four years.
“At the same time it will be a tough game for them and I know for a fact that they won’t enjoy playing Ashington because of the fight they are going to face – and the pressure will be on them.”
Laws is happy with the way he has settled in at Woodhorn Lane.
“They are a good set of lads,” he said.
“I knew a couple of them, which made it easier to gel.
“Pre-season has gone well and we are all fighting for the same cause – to do our utmost to win every game we play in, and Saturday will be no different.”